Birmingham Taekwondo (B1): If you're looking for ways to build your confidence, bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body and learn a bit of self-defence, you might consider taking up a sport like Taekwondo. This Korean inspired martial art has grown in popularity since its development during the 1940's and 50's.
Taekwondo is generally a lot more demanding physically than for example Tai Chi, so unless you are pretty fit and agile you might prefer to find something a little gentler to improve your fitness in Birmingham. Younger children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Birmingham, with lots of fast movements going on and plenty of high kicking.
With its beginnings in 1940's Korea, Taekwondo is certainly one of the more recently developed of the martial arts and involves mainly kicking moves such as head-height kicks, turning/jumping kicks and fast kicking styles. It began when schools called "kwans" were established by a group of Korean martial artists in Seoul, South Korea.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular worlwide with some 60 million people actively taking part in classes. And it is by joining a Taekwondo club or class that you can begin your journey of learning this fascinating art.
People in Birmingham take up Taekwondo for many reasons but it is the self-defence aspect that appeals to most. This is not surprising when you consider the rising levels of violence seen in town and city centres these days. The ability to defend yourself and at the same time exercising self-restraint and a respect for others is one of the key benefits of Taekwondo.
What to Expect From Your First Class: If you have made up your mind to learn Taekwondo and are heading to your first class, you will be wondering what will happen. The following will give you an idea, but this may vary from school to school. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, some technical training including learning some blocking techniques, kicks, stances and hand attacks, some work on forms or patterns (Poomse in Korean), some ideas on sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down with muscle stretching and relaxing to prevent spasms and cramping.
Taekwondo - The Benefits: You will probably be interested to learn about exactly what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Birmingham Taekwondo classes and participating fully in its activities. You can expect to: Lower stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Teach you self-defence tactics by helping you to identify situations where self-defence could be required, and empowering you to turn these scenarios to your advantage, Strengthen your mind and body thru enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline, Turbocharge agility, stamina and flexibility by way of intense cardiovascular work-outs, Enhance feelings of self-esteem by sharpening both mental and physical powers, Grow in your confidence by pushing you to succeed and to seize control of your life, More discipline and willpower by methodically training your mind and body in the tactics and doctrines of Taekwondo.
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